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Begonia Maculata - Polka Dot Begonia

Size Guide
SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with a 23cm+ opening

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Plant Care: Houseplant Focus Nutrition

Flaunting teeny weeny, itsy-bitsy, white polka dotted greenery, this beautiful Begonia is the leaf-envy of horticultural society. Showing off her spots, the Begonia Maculata contrasts white with rich, green, delicate foliage against a raspberry backdrop.

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Begonia Maculata Care & Info Guide

Light: Thrives best in bright indirect light, avoid direct sunlight as this will burn and scorch the leaves. Will not do well in shaded locations.

Water: Water weekly and keep the compost moist at all times. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Little and often is a good approach.

Temperature: Needs to be kept warm, ideally between 18-30°C. Does not like cold temperatures below 15°C. Avoid rapid temperature changes and placing near a window or radiators.

Humidity: Needs a moist environment with above average humidity. Stand on a pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it near the shower or in the kitchen or bathroom for a while to give it an occasional boost if required.

Feed: Apply fertiliser twice a month (every two weeks) during the growing season to encourage flowering.View Plant Nutrition

Care Tips: Yellowing leaves or yellow spotting is a sign of overwatering. Ensure the plant drains freely after each watering. If leaves start turning brown, it has had too much sun, move to a more shaded location.

Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 1.5m. Begonias are fast growing in the right conditions.

Toxicity: These plants are toxic to both people and pets. Do not ingest. Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Origin: Asia, Africa and South America.

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